We are really ramping up again folks but we need you to come and participate at our meetings – just like the old days!

The next hybrid meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Book Arts Lab at Carleton University. If you would like the Zoom link to participate virtually, please send an email to CBBAGOttawa@CBBAG.ca.

Great News! Carleton U will cover parking for our meetings! Send an email to Larry Thompson, larrythompson@cunet.carleton.ca and provide him with your licence plate number one week before the meeting, and you can park in Lot 1* from 5:50 until 8:10 for FREE!

This evening program

One Sheet, One Book (with Madeleine Rousseau)

We will explore several book structures made with one sheet of paper. As simple as the process is – fold and cut – the resulting books are very sculptural and allow the artist to express their creativity in visual arts and storytelling. These book structures are referred to as “meandering books” (YouTube and Pinterest will give you lots of ideas).

Supplies needed
  • At least 6 sheets of white or light coloured paper: weight range 80 g (no cardstock), like photocopy paper or sketchbook paper; minimum 8 inches (20.32 cm), square or rectangular.
  • Bone folder or the dull side of a butter knife
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat or a thick piece of cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencils

Upcoming programs

Even without a Program Coordinator we managed to create some programs.

April Theatre Design Books – Janet Tulloch
May Show and Tell – Top 3 artist books (All meeting attendees)
June SWAP results (All who participated)
September A Bookbinding Year in Review at North Bennet Street School – Boston, Spike Minogue

We are still looking for a Program Coordinator and a Workshop Coordinator. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact us at CBBAGOttawa@CBBAG.ca.

* Here is a link to a PDF document with information about the parking at Carleton University and the directions to the MacOdrum Library and the Book Arts Lab.